Queen's University Belfast

Directions, Transport and Travel To and From Belfast University
(Belfast, Northern Ireland)

The city of Belfast has an extensive public transport system, with buses and trains travelling all over the city and to other Irish cities. Visitors can explore the city and its outlying districts by renting a car. There are plenty of signages and road directions on the road so the chances of getting lost is slim. Visitors are advised to stay off the roads from 07.00 to 10.00 and 16.00 to 18.00 as they can become congested in those peak travel times.

Travel by Air

Foreign visitors generally arrive at the Belfast International Airport or at the Belfast City Airport. The Belfast City Airport is the closest to the city centre, while the Belfast Inernational Airport is 30 km / 19 miles away. These two airports are accessible by car, train, or coach.

Belfast International Airport (BFS) Information - Useful information about Belfast (BFS) Airport
George Best Belfast City Airport (BHD) Information - Useful information about Belfast (BHD) Airport

Car Hire and Road Transport

Hiring a car in Belfast is one option of getting around, but congestion becomes a problem between 07.00 and 10.00 as well as 16.00 and 18.00. There are some plesants sites near the city and Northern Ireland presents a good excuse to rent a vehicle and explore. The road system in Northern Ireland is fairly good, and booking online is the most convenient and cheapest option.

Book your Belfast Car Rental here.

Car Parking

Students are discouraged to bring their cars because of the traffic congestion near the university and because of the limited parking spaces available. However, they can apply for car parking, which costs £70.00, if they really need to use their cars. Visitors with cars can easily park on the street or in pay-parking lots. Renting a car is one of the best ways to get around the city. However, there are some streets that are one-way or restricted only to taxis and buses.

Travel by Trains and Rail

There are three train stations in Belfast. The Central Train Station is the main train station, and it is located on East Bridge Street. Visitors can take the Botanic Train Station on Botanic Avenue and the Great Victoria Street Train Station if they want to go as far as London. However, taking a long-distance travel by train can be quite expensive.

Travel by Buses and Coach

Visitors who want to go to Dublin or Derry can catch a bus at the Europa Bus Station on Glengall Street. Those who want to go to Northern Northern Ireland's east coast can ride a bus at the Laganside Bus Station. Inner city buses also travel around the Belfast city centre and to its outlying areas.

Travel by Ferry

450,000 passengers use the ferry services to and from Belfast Port annually and the terminal is located within easy reach by bus or taxi of the university. Ferries run to and from the Isle of Man, Stranraer and Liverpool, with 16 daily services.

Belfast Port Information - Harbour ferries, travel and information about Belfast port.

Travel by Taxi

Visitors can get a taxi outside the city's bus and train stations, shopping malls, and other places of interest. The taxi fares are quite reasonable.

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